Unit Tests and more
My first unit tests of the year recently got over. It was a huge relief. The unit tests went well with me scoring well in all subjects. But it was really hectic too. Anyway for a change, I enrolled in a program to mentor and teach 1st standard kids who have difficulty coping up. This has been refreshing as teaching these kids somehow helps me de-stress and also leaves me feeling good.
The child who I teach, let's call him M, was initially shy with me and barely talking at all. It took a few days for him to become familiar with me and he opened up more. Now he chats so much that I have trouble keeping him quiet. Well, I certainly have started becoming more patient as these children are so young and sweet that it is very hard staying mad at them for very long.
Also I have had to turn to some examples such as friendship bands or pens to make him understand simple addition. Also on days when some of friends' allotted teachers are absent, then he asks me to teach them for a day. I have to learn how to say no to him. He does this whole pleading face which just melts your resolve and makes you cave in to his demands.So my day's start has definitely become more interesting. They also had unit tests before which we had to make them revise their portions. M did really well in the unit tests which I was happy to hear.
My studies have been going along well too. However due to my participation in many interschool competitions, I have had catch up on a lot of work. I am thoroughly fed up of completely work because I missed the class. On top of that, I have certain teachers who are inconsiderate and do not provide any extra time or explain some concepts that I missed to me privately. I feel this wrong as I am representing the school so the teachers should also show some consideration for that. Thankfully not all my teachers are that apathetic.
One thing I have been doing this month has been consistently taking Coco out for walks. His fitness has definitely increased while my stamina is also increasing. Now he can walk around 3 kms with short sprints in between. He still has a long way to go but it is a start. These walks also help me relax and take my mind of studies. So I actively try to do this but with Bangalore's weather being as unpredictable as it is, it is not always possible. It has been raining in the evenings for the last few weeks which means that I able to go outdoors lesser.